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IG urges varsities to invest more in intelligence, security studies

Solomon-AraseAS the nation strives to find ways to deal with the insecurity threatening the peace of the people, the Inspector-General (IG) of Police, Solomon Arase, has urged tertiary institutions in the country to invest more in the study of intelligence and security to prepare graduates for the future.

Arase, who gave the advice at the weekend in Abuja when he received a delegation from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) led by its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Vincent Ado Tenebe, said that the security agencies alone cannot effectively tackle these threats, hence the need to have all citizens prepare for any such eventuality.

“Insecurity or crime has gone scientific and the response to it has to be scientific and sophisticated, especially as we even now have cyber-crime. If the police are not knowledgeable enough, they cannot excel because contemporary issues require contemporary solutions”, he said.

While thanking the authorities of NOUN for giving policemen the opportunity to also study at the centres and get degrees, as it has helped in bridging the knowledge gap in the Force, the IG said security like other ventures have also gone scientific and highly knowledge-based, adding: “The Nigeria Police of the future cannot encourage mediocrity, the Force needs officers that are mentally mobile and innovative to be able to perform as desired.”

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